We attended the Ballet Folklórico de México at the recommendation of a fellow Canadian traveller we met. We settled into our cheap seats up in the galería at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and waited in anticipation for the show to start. Then the following happened:
• Glass curtain malfunctioned and wouldn't rise, which couldn't be fixed after about 20 minutes. People started leaving.
• Show started with the closed curtain. Everyone up in the galería could barely see the stage because of the odd angle. More people left.
• Show suddenly stops and everyone is hurriedly ushered out of the building with no explanation. Even more people left.
Que pasó?! Frustrated at our bad luck, we thought this was the end of the show and were about to leave too, until we learned that we had been evacuated because of an earthquake. (A 5.2 magnitude earthquake had hit southern Mexico and was apparently felt in Mexico City, triggering the city's earthquake sirens.)
Not long after, we were motioned to come back into the building. To our surprise, the show was still on! At this point, only a fraction of the attendees had stayed. Due to all the disruptions, everyone could sit wherever they wanted.
... And that is how our cheap galería seats turned into two of the best seats in the theatre.
Celebración de México, la exposición #chuchoreyes (Ferreira) es un acontecimiento artístico de primera magnitud. Estará hasta el 3 de Junio en #palaciodebellasartes#cdmx . Un agasajo para la vista y la imaginación👏👏👏